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2019 Joseph Howe Symposium – Decoding the News

2019 Joseph Howe Symposium – Decoding the News

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BuzzFeed media editor Craig Silverman is known internationally for his reporting on social platforms and media manipulation, and for debunking truly “fake news”: the mis- and dis-information found at all levels of social media. In this year’s Joseph Howe Symposium…
Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
1 year ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social media and online messaging systems, including Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube,…
Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
1 year ago

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy. Yet the Washington Post thought we did, so it told 111 million Americans watching the Super Bowl…
Hard Truths + Fake News: A 2019 Election Bootcamp

Hard Truths + Fake News: A 2019 Election Bootcamp

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HARD TRUTHS + FAKE NEWS A timely bootcamp for users of democracy and defenders of press freedom. Join us March 30 at the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication for frank talk and urgent collaboration as we ready ourselves for…
Watch: ‘Fake news’ and a changing media landscape
1 year ago

Watch: ‘Fake news’ and a changing media landscape

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Laurier panel explores the state of journalism 
The Truth and 2019: How fudging, fibbing, fake news and outright lies will shape Canada’s next federal election

The Truth and 2019: How fudging, fibbing, fake news and outright lies will shape Canada’s next federal election

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A panel discussion featuring Daniel Dale – Washington Bureau Chief, the Toronto Star Laura Stone – Queen’s Park Reporter, the Globe and Mail Supriya Dwivedi – Co-Host, The Morning Show, AM 640 Toronto Moderated by Richard Warnica – Webster McConnell…
How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media
1 year ago

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media

With the current pervasive use of online media for personal and academic reasons, it’s necessary for students to have skills to confidently filter and decipher what they’re reading.
How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim
1 year ago

How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim

"Solutions journalism" aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago
2 years ago

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

This article was originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press and appears here with the editor’s permission. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1918 — 100 years ago today — was a pleasant fall day in Winnipeg, with the temperature hovering around 0…
“Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

“Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

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For the last two decades, American journalist Andy Carvin has pioneered the use of social media to report geopolitical upheaval, from the September 11 attacks to the Arab Spring. Is social media making the world a better place, or worse?…